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immerse (oneself, someone, or something) in (something)

1. Literally, to fully submerge someone or something in a liquid. Is it safe to immerse this stuffed animal? I'd really like to wash it. If Susie's scared of the ocean, don't just immerse her in it!
2. To fully devote one's attention to something. In this usage, the phrase can also be used reflexively. I'm going to France this summer to immerse myself in French culture. Paul's grades got much better once he immersed himself in his studies.
3. To cause someone's attention to be fully absorbed in or by something. I think showing the kids a movie could help to immerse them in the language a little more.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

immerse someone or something in something

1. Lit. to submerge someone or something beneath the surface of a liquid; to soak someone or something in a liquid. The preacher immersed the baptism candidate in the water. We immersed all the dirty plates in the soapy water and left them to soak. She immersed herself in the bathwater.
2. Fig. to saturate or steep someone or a group in information or some type of instruction. The trainers immersed us in details day after day. The teachers will immerse the entire class in nothing but the Spanish language, day after day.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

immerse in

1. To submerge someone or something in some liquid: The cook immersed the dishes in hot water.
2. To involve someone completely in something: The teacher immersed the students in every aspect of mathematics. I immersed myself in the family business.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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